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California shooting victim pointed a vape device - police

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>> The object pointed at police by Alfred Olango, who was shot and killed Tuesday, sparking two nights of protests, was a silver vaping device. A spokesman for the El Cajon, California police department saying, Olango was gripping the boxlike end of the device, while aiming its mouthpiece at an officer before he was fatally shot.
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Angry protestors took to the streets again on Wednesday with cries of murder. Many demanding release cell phone video of the shooting obtained by a bystander. El Cajon's mayor told reporters he's seen the video.>> I saw a man who was distraught. A man who was acting in ways that looked like he was in great pain.
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And I saw him get gunned down and killed, and it broke my heart.>> Olango, a 38 year old Ugandan immigrant, had been acting erratically and walking in traffic, according to police. One officer fired his pistol and another, a stun gun once the suspect took a shooting stance with what police initially called an object.
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No gun was found at the scene, but police say the vaping device was. Reuters' Dan Whitcomb was at Wednesday's protest.>> I'm standing in front of Pancho's Tacos here in El Cajon, a San Diego suburb. This has been sort of the epicenter of protests here in this suburb over the shooting of an unarmed black man, Alfred Olango.
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In the past two days, I've seen a number of street protests culminating earlier this evening in a tense standoff between the demonstrators and police.>> Friends and activists say Olango, who had convictions for drug and weapon offenses, was mentally ill and may have been suffering a seizure in the moments before his death.
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Demonstrators are demanding a federal investigation into the shooting. The death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, follows similar deadly confrontations with cops in Tulsa and Charlotte.
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